Helicopter UH-1D 65-09924

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-09924
The Army purchased this helicopter 0666
Total flight hours at this point: 00000494
Date: 02/12/1967
Incident number: 67021222.KIA
Unit: B/227 AVN
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO INVENTORY
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , to Forward Area.
While Enroute this helicopter was Unknown at 0050 feet and 100 knots.
South Vietnam
Helicopter took 28 hits from:
Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM, 14.5MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Tail Section
Casualties = YES . .
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft Destroyed.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.
Additional crash damage
Original source(s) and document(s) from which the incident was created or updated: Defense Intelligence Agency Helicopter Loss database. Survivability/Vulnerability Information Analysis Center Helicopter database. Also: OPERA, UH1P2, 72198 (Operations Report. )
Loss to Inventory

Crew Members:

War Story:
I have been looking for information for years concerning who my pilot was that got killed that day. I am so excited that I cannot hardly type this e-mail. I tried to block out a lot that happened on 02/12/67 but I cannot. I am trying to find my gunner (Charles Ingraham). I wish I could see AC Donald Walker/Ingraham/and the other that helped out that day. I was awarded the Silver Star/Purple Heart for combat action and injuries that day. I could not get Dungee out because it was to hot in the LZ, but I did not leave him. That was the worst day of my life. Dungee was torn up in the crash. I remember hearing him continuously calling for help. We assured him that we were still with him, but I could not get him out because it was to many bullets flying near us. Gary, what do I do from here? I am seeing a psychiatrist to this very day because I cannot forget. I mean this is forty years later. I have suffered greatly and so has my family. My sons hardly ever talk to me because of my PTSD. I have put my claims in for my condition and only receive 80%. I have been from job to job. I am a very angry person. you name it and I have done it. I remember when we were taken to the hospital and they brought Dungee out on a strecher. He gave us thumbs up, and all this time I thought he died in front of my face because he dropped his arm sharply. I was sent back to my unit with my wounds. I was hurting so bad that day and my platoon sgt. came into my tent and asked me what I was doing in the company. I told him this is where they sent me. I was immediately taken to Quinnon Hospital and then flown to Camp Zama Japan. I wish I could meet his family if they are still alive. I know Dungee was married. I have to stop now because I have cried for forty years. And It is tough to recall that day. I wanted him (DUNGEE) so badly to live. Ret. SFC James N. Cornish USA, (B/227 AHB 1 CAV DIV.) "KILLER SPADES"

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